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Thu, Apr. 26th, 2007 12:00 am
Who am I and what do I do?

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imomus
imomus
imomus
Thu, Apr. 26th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)

It was just going co-ed when I was there. I think we had 6 girls and 600 boys, which no doubt influenced my opinion that women are rare fabulous legendary creatures, not quite real. Like unicorns.

Rational was Alan Campbell's label, no? He lived on Howe Street, and may do still.

I think you mean Henderson Row, not Hamilton!

Stockbridge (which I used to think was called Stopbridge) was the backdrop to my childhood, but it all happened behind the fence that separated our bit (Lord Moray's Pleasure Gardens) from theirs (and "they" were thugs on drugs who'd spray your tits silver on the way to the brothel on Danube Street).

That scary stuff all happened beyond the Grecian temple on the Water of Leith -- the temple to St Cecilia, which actually plays a part in the Josef K Chance Meeting video. You can imagine how exciting it was to get outside that fence and actually be in a band with -- gasp! -- working class people! (Though of course Malcolm's dad was the dean of New College up on the Mound. Not exactly Niddrie-edgy!)


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raymond
Thu, Apr. 26th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
tap o lauriston no more

Mm what melting pots!
To think I fell down the mews from the Oxford Bar to the Gloucester Hotel passing your salubrious locale.
St Bernards Well is the temple? With the statue of Hygeia?
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=10580

Interesting TV show on here tonight called Menace of The Masses. How the art elite brought difficulty into modernism to alienate what Yeats called the photographic eye of the masses.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documentaries/features/menace-masses.shtml


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